Zoneminder notes


I'm using Zoneminder to control/monitor my security camera under ubuntu.
I'm using 2 bbtv878 cards, one for 3 b/w cameras and the other for 1 color cam (one card cannot mix b/w and color)

Anyway for this to work right there are a few gotchas, so those are just notes to myself:

Only one card works unless I add noapic to kernel boot line (IRQ timeout problems)
ex (Grub 1):
sudo vi /boot/grub/menu.lst
kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-15-generic root=UUID=c0642da5-130b-464d-9c04-235a508fbc1f ro quiet splash noapic

Probably have to redo after each kernel upgrade

UPDATED
In new versions of ubuntu, it uses grub2, you need to edit /etc/default/grub:
sudo vi /etc/default/grub
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash noapic hpet=force"

then run sudo update-grub


Card work best with following modprobe options:
/etc/modprobe.d/bttv.conf
options bttv card=77,77 tuner=4,4 radio=0,0 triton1=0 vsfx=0 autoload=0


Settings


Just useful for me:

With newer version of ZM it seems my capture card only work when set to use VideoForLinux version 1.

main: video0, channel 0, NTSC, Grey, 320 240, normal
kid: video0, channel 1, NTSC, Grey, 320 240, normal
out: video1, channel 0, NTSC, RGB24, 320 240, normal


Use ful links:
http://bytebasket.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=82:configuring-zoneminder-on-ubuntu-1004&catid=45:how-to&Itemid=76

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